European Cup Semi-Final: Away to La Rochelle, Sunday 2nd of May 3pm

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European Cup Semi-Final: Away to La Rochelle, Sunday 2nd of May 3pm

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Let's go. :)
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I'd imagine this will be in the Sat evening slot, with Toulouse v Bordeaux the Sunday matinee.

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watched Rochelle game yesterday...they have a very strong scrum and pack. Their 5 is particularly savage. shredded sale upfront yesterday.
They play some nice rugby too as well as the grunt stuff.

should be a cracking game but I think we have enough to edge it.

Ringers back next week?
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So Jonno gets a 3rd shot at beating Leinster after Clermont & Ulster and RO'G gets a second shot after some good days and some bad ones with Munster. Least preferred option for both of them except for being at home.

For us another game on the road but not a big difference with no supporters. A good surface but usually a wind in this stadium. We've faced Skelton before so no surprises there but Kerr-Barlow and West with Vito at No 8 are wily opponents. Although their pack is big, it's not Sarries or even Exeter so it's all about getting our Squad ready and our heads engaged.

No doubt, the Irish media will have a ball and drive the RO'G agenda for the next three weeks and Leo won't mind that a bit.

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hope to have Ryan, Doris, Ringrose and JGP back for this.. will Sexton be available?

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TBH we shouldn't be talking Rog, Jonno, Lar or anyone else up, for that matter.
We're the match of any team in the competition.
Our coaching ticket are as good or better than any around and that includes International level.
On top of that, Leinster are virtually a full nternational team.
Our two main risks are injuries and having to deal with the favourite's tag which at the S/F stages of a competition is less of a problem.
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mildlyinterested wrote:
April 11th, 2021, 5:34 pm
hope to have Ryan, Doris, Ringrose and JGP back for this.. will Sexton be available?
Well available for selection anyway. Yesterday's performances have broadened the selection options IMO.

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Ruckedtobits wrote:
April 11th, 2021, 5:43 pm
mildlyinterested wrote:
April 11th, 2021, 5:34 pm
hope to have Ryan, Doris, Ringrose and JGP back for this.. will Sexton be available?
Well available for selection anyway. Yesterday's performances have broadened the selection options IMO.
+1. I’d be starting RB in this one
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Ugghhh. Get ready for 3 weeks of non-stop ROGtalk as LAR become the latest proxy team for Munster fans in the media

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Jesus lads, munster really are living rent free in your heads.


I think there should be a nomenclature agreement relating to the four primary figures.

If you want to call it ROG's La Rochelle, you must also refer to us as Lancaster's Leinster
If you call it Cullen's Leinster, then you must also refer to Gibbes' La Rochelle.

You can't mix up heads of state and heads of government!
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Dave Cahill wrote:Jesus lads, munster really are living rent free in your heads.

Squatting in my podcast feed, more like!

I have no animosity toward Munster, I’m just sick of hearing about them

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So, will the team be required to go into quarantine for 2 weeks after this game?

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Dave Cahill wrote:
April 11th, 2021, 5:52 pm
Jesus lads, munster really are living rent free in your heads.


I think there should be a nomenclature agreement relating to the four primary figures.

If you want to call it ROG's La Rochelle, you must also refer to us as Lancaster's Leinster
If you call it Cullen's Leinster, then you must also refer to Gibbes' La Rochelle.

You can't mix up heads of state and heads of government!
I thought Leo was head coach and Stu was defence coach?

Rog is head coach and Joni is director of rugby?

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Twist wrote:
April 11th, 2021, 5:56 pm
So, will the team be required to go into quarantine for 2 weeks after this game?
As things stand the entire travelling party will be required to go into hotel quarantine for 10 days and if on the 10th day they return a negative test they can finish the period at home.
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Oldschoolsocks wrote:
April 11th, 2021, 6:02 pm

I thought Leo was head coach and Stu was defence coach?

Rog is head coach and Joni is director of rugby?
Leo is Head Coach and Stu is Senior Coach
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Not one of the remining teams in the Comp would have wanted us in the semi-even at home. We have it all - squad, leadership,
experience, physicality, mentality, street smarts, etc, etc,.

Play like we can, and have, and a 5th star beckons.

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Dave Cahill wrote:
April 11th, 2021, 6:04 pm
Oldschoolsocks wrote:
April 11th, 2021, 6:02 pm

I thought Leo was head coach and Stu was defence coach?

Rog is head coach and Joni is director of rugby?
Leo is Head Coach and Stu is Senior Coach
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Twist wrote:
April 11th, 2021, 5:54 pm
Dave Cahill wrote:Jesus lads, munster really are living rent free in your heads.

Squatting in my podcast feed, more like!

I have no animosity toward Munster, I’m just sick of hearing about them
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mildlyinterested wrote:
April 11th, 2021, 5:34 pm
hope to have Ryan, Doris, Ringrose and JGP back for this.. will Sexton be available?
Yeah, we have a lot of quality to bring into the squad. Massive respect to the guys who went so well against Exeter, but Ryan and Ringrose are the last two Irish Players of the Year, and Doris would have been a contender for this year's award based on his performances in October and November. JGP is a massive step-up from HOS, not going to beat about the bush there. They would all make the squad better.

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Dave Cahill wrote:
April 11th, 2021, 5:52 pm
Jesus lads, munster really are living rent free in your heads.


I think there should be a nomenclature agreement relating to the four primary figures.

If you want to call it ROG's La Rochelle, you must also refer to us as Lancaster's Leinster
If you call it Cullen's Leinster, then you must also refer to Gibbes' La Rochelle.

You can't mix up heads of state and heads of government!
Look they may well be very good points but I think it's quite clear that all the rules of sledging dictate it's Gibbes' La Rochelle from here out.

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